Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Madan, Ryan Smith

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


As an integral step of becoming the leading zoo-based conservation organisation in the world, Zoos Victoria strives to increase attendance to their educational programs by ten percent in the next three years. To help Zoos Victoria achieve this objective, our goal was to present a better understanding of the teacher expectations of the Learning Experience Programs. By analysing approximately 400 interview and survey responses from teachers and zoo educators, we discovered the drivers and barriers of educational visitations. Eight major recommendations are made on how the Zoo can utilize the information to align their programs with the teacher expectations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts